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THE EMPEROR IN AUGUST

原題
日本のいちばん長い日
Original Title
Nihon no Ichiban Nagai Hi
Production Year
2015
Running Time
135min
Genre
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Color
Color
Director
Cast
Koji YAKUSHO 役所広司 (Shall We Dance?, Memories of a Geisha, Babel)
Masahiro MOTOKI 本木雅弘 (Gemini, Departures)
Shinichi TSUTSUMI 堤真一 (Always series, Suspect X)

The War ended on August 15th, 1945. What took place in Japan on the previous night?
The unknown destiny of the day is unveiled.

Introdcution
On August 14th, 1945, at an Imperial conference, the Showa Emperor, Hirohito, finally decided to accept the Potsdam Declaration. However, some young firebrand Army officers insisted on continuing the war and conspired to launch a coup. Anami, the Minister of War, was pressed to make an extremely difficult decision.